Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Bride Kidnapping is a practice in which man abducts the woman he wishes to marry. Recently survey in Kyrgyzstan (2015) stated that young women were kidnaped for marriage and were forced to marry. Bride Kidnapping is practiced all around the world and throughout history but in most nations it is considered crime rather than a valid form of marriage. Some cultures see it as a ritual of traditions surrounding marriage. Kyrgyzstan women have became a victim of this myth ? Or tradition. Young women are attempting suicide. Their right to education and freedom is taken away from them. And they are abused and forced to live with their husbands and due to the tradition both the families have to agree to the abducted marriage. Women are suppressing other women. However Kyrgyzstan toughened laws against bride Kidnapping in 2013,making it punishable by up to 10 years in prison but handful of of cases of kidnapping are consensual.

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  1. I was watching a video on this topic few days back and i couldn’t imagine myself in their state. Glad someone is speaking of it. Please raise voice against this cruel myth.


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